Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Custom French Headboard

Last week a new client dropped off her headboard for me to paint.  I can't find the "before", but it was just white and my client wanted the headboard to have an "Old World" look.  I am going to be painting her entire bedroom set and after looking at paint colors, she decided the headboard should be Antique White by  The Urban Rooster .   I painted the headboard with 2 coats of Antique White, distressed lightly,  and then I used clear wax to seal the paint. To give the details the aged look I went back with my brush and using AS dark I feathered the wax in and then wiped it off with a cotton cloth.  I used the wax on all the edges to give them the aged patina.  


Gorgeous details 


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36 comments:

  1. That headboard is gorgeous and you have perfectly captured the old world look. Would love to see the rest of her set!

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    1. Thank you AnnMarie-the rest of her set is large and has great details too!

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  2. Very pretty. It has great bones, but I can imagine in all white a lot of the pretty details were lost. This seems to the what the piece was meant to be. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you Kim-I agree that it now seems the way it was meant to be!

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  3. Beautiful! Love all the details, and, your finish.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary-the details are great and I am glad I was able to make them look good!

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  4. That beautiful headboard came out fantastic...you certainly achieved an Old World look. DD you are so talented with that paintbrush!

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I am glad the Old World Look was achieved. Sometimes what is in my head doesn't always come out the way I want it too!

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    1. Thank you Brenda-I think it is beautiful now too!

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  6. What a GORGEOUS headboard...love how you transformed it!!

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    1. Thank you Martina-it was a fun one to paint!

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  7. Wow!! This headboard is absolutely beautiful. You did an amazing job!!

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    1. Thank you Cristina-it is a pretty amazing headboard!

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  8. Very, very nice. It drips Old World charm. You did a great job. I saw your link at the Vintage Inspiration Party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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    1. Thank you Ann Marie-I like your description-it drips Old World charm!

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  9. Almost too gorgeous! You are a star.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-it is a gorgeous headboard and my client is happy so I am too!

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  10. Przecudowna:))) Uwielbiam róże, podobają mi się zawsze i wszędzie i na wszystkim. Robisz może odlewy od tych dekorów? Na taki kielich z różyczkami by się skusiła
    pozdrawiam

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    1. Thank you Ala-I love how the finish turned out on the headboard too!

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  11. Wow, that is one gorgeous headboard. You did a fabulous job giving it that Old World look and I bet your client was thrilled with the results! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the result of the pieces.

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    1. Thank you Marie-she was very happy with he new headboard.

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  12. I can only imagine what it looked like before you worked your magic on it. Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing this beauty at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-It does look a lot better now that I had a chance to work on it!

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  13. What a wonderful headboard - the details are gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Donna-I love the details too!

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  14. It looks absolutely gorgeous! What a treasure!
    Jennelise

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    1. Thank you Jennelise-it is a gorgeous headboard!

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  15. Just stunning!! Thanx for sharing at THT.

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    1. Thank you Pamela-it did turn out very well if I do say so myself!

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  16. So thankful you did this post today. I have been trying to get the same look, but kept getting the wrong outcome. Going to try your trick of just putting the dark wax in the cracks and edges. Love that headboard. Wondering how it attaches to the bed?

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    1. Thank you Sugar-i made sure there was enough clear wax first so the dark wax didn't go on too dark. I also used very little dark wax on my brush. Good luck! I think it attaches to the wall above the mattress.

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  17. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!! I love this headboard!!

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    1. Thank you Benita-my client loves it too and just dropped off more pieces to paint!

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